Banquets

UNIVERSITY CLUB
THE PERFECT EVENT VENUE


Exclusively for members and their guests, the Club is the perfect venue for your family, social, holiday or corporate events. Our banquet rooms are designed to fit your needs, with a range of sizes that accommodate meetings for as few as four, to a reception or wedding for as many as 300 guests.

Whether you choose to host a private board meeting, a multi-day seminar, or celebrate an intimate special occasion, our team of professionals will handle every detail. From beginning to end, our impeccably trained banquet, culinary, and service teams will ensure that every aspect of your event is executed seamlessly. They will help you create your own unique menu or guide you through suggestions from our gourmet menus and impressive wine list. The quality and value offered by our Club are second to none.

  • Evening Menus
    • Please select one item per category.
      2 entrée choices available for an additional surcharge per person.

      Appetizers and Salads

      • Roasted Beet Carpaccio, Crispy Goat Cheese, Mache and Sherry Vinaigrette

      • Endive Salad with Blue Cheese, Toasted Walnuts & Caramelized Pears

      • Tri-Color Salad

      • Arugula, Endive & Radicchio with Goat Cheese on Focaccia Crisps & Balsamic Vinaigrette

      • Roasted Vegetable Tower with Goat Cheese Mousseline, Arugula & Basil Oil

      • Smoked Trout with Celery Remoulade & Caramelized Apple Dressing

      • Potato Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Pancetta, Sage & Parmesan

      • Lobster Bisque with Snipped Chives 

      Entrees

      • Pan Seared Pork Medallion with Sage & Sweet Garlic, Maple Roasted Kabocha Squash & Sautéed Spinach

      • Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, with Herbed Polenta, Steamed Spinach, Wild Mushroom Jus

      • Seared Salmon with Grain Mustard Sauce, Dill Crushed Potatoes and Fennel Compote

      • Filet Mignon, Bordelaise Sauce
        with Asparagus, Wild Mushroom Fricassee & Gratin Dauphinoise

      • Roasted Codfish, Spinach, White Beans, Tomato and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

      Desserts

      • Crème Brûlée

      • Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mixed Berry Compote

      • Frozen Lemon Soufflé with Blueberry Coulis

      • Warm Apple Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

      • Chocolate Tulip with Trio of Sorbets and Fresh Berries

      • Freshly Brewed Colombian Roast & Decaffeinated Coffees

      • Selection of Teas

  • Daytime Menus
    • BREAKFAST SELECTIONS

      Buffet Service
      Plated Options Incur Additional Costs

      Continental Breakfast

      • With Fresh Sliced Fruit

      • Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

      • Assorted Breakfast Pastries to include:

      • Danish Pastries, Muffins, Croissants and Mini Bagels

      • Fruit Preserves & Butter, Cream Cheese

      • Freshly Brewed Colombian Roast & Decaffeinated Coffees

      • Selection of Teas

      Healthy Breakfast

      • with Fresh Sliced Fruit

      • Assorted Fresh Fruit Juices

      • Assorted Breakfast Breads to include:

      • Seven Grain & Whole Wheat Breads, Bagels, Bran & Carrot Muffins

      • Cream Cheese, Butter & Fruit Preserves

      • Individual Low Fat Yogurts

      • Sliced Fresh Fruit

      • Granola & Assorted Cereals with Whole & Nonfat Milk

      • Freshly Brewed Colombian Roast & Decaffeinated Coffees

      • Selection of Teas

      American Breakfast

      • With Fresh Sliced Fruit

      • Assorted Fresh Fruit Juices

      • Scrambled Eggs

      • With Choice of Bacon, Breakfast Sausage & Canadian Ham

      • Home Fried Potatoes

      • Assorted Breakfast Pastries to include:

      • Danish Pastries, Muffins, Croissants and Mini Bagels

      • Cream Cheese & Fruit Preserves

      • Freshly Brewed Colombian Roast & Decaffeinated Coffees

      • Selection of Teas

      New Yorker Breakfast

      • with Fresh Sliced Fruit

      • Assorted Fresh Fruit Juices

      • Smoked Salmon Platters with Bagels & Cream Cheese

      • Sliced Tomatoes, Capers & Red Onion

      • Assorted Breakfast Pastries to include:

      • Danish Pastries, Muffins & Croissants

      • Cream Cheese, Butter & Fruit Preserves

      • Freshly Brewed Colombian Roast & Decaffeinated Coffees

      • Selection of Teas

  • Hors d'oeuvres
    • Selection of 6-8 Hors d’Oeuvres

      Selection of 4 Hors d’Oeuvres Preceding a Scheduled Banquet Dinner Function
      Cold:

      • Seared Tuna on a Sesame Cracker with Wasabi

      • Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel with Dill garnish

      • Spicy Crab in Cucumber

      • Tuna Tartare on Jicama Slice

      • Caviar on Toast Rounds

      • Carpaccio of Beef with Horseradish Cream on Ficelle

      • Smoked Turkey on Mini Rosemary Scone

      • Bruschetta with Tapenade

      • Tomato Basil Bruschetta

      Endive Leaves filled with Goat Cheese, Almonds & Watercress
      Hot: 

      • Mini Crab Cakes with Chipotle Remoulade

      • Mini Salmon Cakes with Mango Chutney

      • Teriyaki Salmon Skewers

      • Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce

      • Tandoori Chicken Skewers

      • Filet of Beef on Garlic Crouton with Chimichurri Sauce

      • Franks ‘n Blankets with Mustard

      • Ham & Cheese Quichette

      • Mini Asian Beef Brochettes

      • Warm Bruschetta with Gorgonzola & Figs

      • Wild Mushroom Risotto in Phyllo

      • Spinach and Feta in Phyllo

      • Vegetable Spring Rolls 

      Above Pricing Based on a 1 Hour Duration

  • Beverage List
    • All Liquors are Premium Brands

      Bar on Consumption 
      House Wines per glass
      House Champagne per glass
      Selection of Beers per glass
      Mixed Drinks  per glass
      Call Brands per glass
      Cordials per glass
      Selection of Sodas per bottle
      Bottled Water per glass
      Selection of Juices per glass

      Open Bar
      (Flat Rate Per Person) 
      1 hour  per person
      2 hours per person
      3 hours per person

      Corkage Fees
      (if bringing in your own wines)
      Wine per bottle
      Champagne per bottle
      Spirits per bottle
  • Banquets Facilities
    • Theodore Dwight Dining Room – A richly wood-paneled room on the Club’s main lobby floor, this room is an intimate dining space ideal for small weddings, cocktail receptions and private dinners. Available only on specific nights, it is the perfect private setting for an intimate affair. Special permission must be obtained from the Club in order to use these facilities.

      DIMENSIONS: 57 x 18
      MAXIMUM CAPACITY:
      Sit down dinner- 150
      Sit down dinner with dance floor- 110
      Cocktail Reception-200

  • General Information
    • RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION

      If the Dining Room is to be used, the sponsor member must address a brief letter to the House Committee requesting approval to use the room.

      DRESS CODE

      Please be advised of The University Club’s dress code which is in effect at all times. Male members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts and ties. Female members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar standards: tailored clothing that otherwise conforms to this rule including suits, dresses and skirts or tailored trousers with dress shirts, blouses or sweaters. Jeans, shorts, capris, sneakers, flip flops and other such casual sportswear are not considered appropriate attire.

      CLUB HOUSE RULES

      All decorations must be cleared through the Food & Beverage Office. Nothing is to be hung from or attached to any of the walls of the clubhouse with nails, tacks or tape. Anything to be hung is to be pre-approved by the Banquet Office in accordance with these guidelines. No nails, tacks, staples or tape are permitted. All Vendors must read and acknowledge the Club Rules provided in your contract.

      All areas for photography must be cleared through the Food & Beverage Office. No representative of the Press is allowed in the Club at any time except as a guest. No mention of the Club’s name may be made in any press release or published photograph.

      Please be advised of The University Club’s dress code which is in effect at all times. Male members and guests are required to wear jackets and ties. Female members and guests are required to wear clothing of equivalent formality. Jeans, sneakers and shorts are not considered appropriate attire.

      DELIvERIES & LOAD-IN

      All deliveries and vendor load-ins should go to 6 West 55th Street - Monday-Friday - 8:00 am-4:00 pm. On weekends and after 4:00 pm, deliveries and all vendor load-ins should go to 3 West 54th Street unless other arrangements are made in advance. There are fees to have security on site to assist with access through the service entrance on the weekend.

      PARKING

      Reduced rate parking is available at the ABM parking garage located at 17 East 54th Street between Fifth & Madison Avenues. Guests must get their parking stub validated at the Club’s front desk to receive a discount.

      CELLULAR PHONES AND PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS

      Cellular phones and personal digital assistants must remain silent and may not be used in public areas of the Clubhouse. Cell phones and PDAs may be used n the telephone booths throughout the Clubhouse - most of which provide reception for these devices. Also, our house phones may be used for outgoing local calls, including calls to local cell exchanges, without cost. Simply dial 9-1 and the 10-digit number. Please keep usage brief and be considerate of others seeking to use the booths.

  • Audio & Visual Rental
    • EQUIPMENT

      6’ Tripod Screen
      8’ Tripod Screen
      Audio Recording
      DVD Player
      Labor
      Laptop Computer (IBM)
      Lavaliere Microphone
      LCD Projector (Epson)
      Overhead Projector
      Podium & Microphone
      Screen
      Set-Up Fees
      Sound System (in-house)
      Switcher
      Tabletop Microphone
      TV 32”
      TV Cart
      VHS Player
      Wireless Handheld Microphone

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